The cast of JERSEY BOYS can sing and dance and look sharp in three-piece suits. But can they cook?
They proved themselves to be as worthy in the kitchen as they are on stage when they fired up a stove-top at WFAA on Wednesday for a unique cooking segment.
The cast members – Jonathan Cable, Eric Chambliss, Corey Greenan and Tony Clements – revealed Frankie Valli’s secret recipe for beef and veal meatballs. The ‘boys donned aprons and showed WFAA’s Demetria Obilor how to prepare them.
Big shout-out to Crystal Padilla of Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen for helping prep the grub!
Here’s the recipe:
A “whole-lotta” fresh breadcrumbs (about 11⁄2 cups) About 1 cup milk (warm)
1 lb. ground beef
1⁄2 lb. ground pork or veal
1⁄2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 teaspoons kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano
About 2 cloves of minced garlic
1 extra-large egg, beaten
Step 1: Remove all jewelry, especially rings – wash hands
Step 2: Soak breadcrumbs in warm milk for a few minutes
Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients and combine with jewelry-free, clean hands
Step 4: Roll mixture into sizeble balls (about 2 inches in diameter)
Step 5: Brown meatballs well in frying pan with olive oil – finish cooking in a simmering pan of Italian gravy (i.e. tomato sauce)
Step 6: Serve meatballs (garnish with parsley, freshly grated parmesan) over pasta with a piece of crusty bread on the side